The UC Davis women’s soccer team can only hope league play goes this well.
In the 88th minute on Sunday, Samantha Faber scored on a free kick from 30 yards out to lift UC Davis to a 2-1 victory over Nevada in Reno. The win was the fourth straight for the Aggies and served as a final tune-up before their Big West Conference opener Friday at Long Beach State.
UC Davis‘ first goal came in the 44th minute when Gabina Bowlman headed Lauren Huntley’s long throw-in past Wolf Pack goalie Sarah Hunt.
The Aggies headed into halftime with the 1-0 lead looking to close Nevada out, but Sarah Wolfe quickly tied the game out of the break with a one-timer assisted by Samantha Miller at 46:40.
It would be the last shot Nevada would get.
After the score, the Wolf Pack were held without a shot on goal for the rest of the contest. The Aggies, meanwhile, made Miller contest three shots, the last of which was Faber’s free kick that put them up for good.
With the victory, Nevada stayed winless at 0-7-2, and UC Davis avenged a 4-1 loss last season at Aggie Soccer Stadium.
Of the nine Big West teams, UC Davis finished with the top non-conference record at 5-2-2. It will hope to carry over its success on Friday against the 49ers at 3 p.m.
– Michael Gehlken